Area and population
|Area||21,758 km 2|
|Population (18 and over)||933,504|
|Population (under 18)||280,628|
- Estimated residential population as at 30/6/2006 based on Australian Bureau of Statistics 32350-0, population by age and sex, Australia. Release date 24/7/2007.
|Child concern reports||9,012||11,746|
|Children subject to a child concern report||7,159||8,787|
|Children subject to a notification||4,164||3,595|
|Investigation and assessment|
|Admissions to assessment orders||471||400|
|Temporary assessment orders||232||205|
|Court assessment orders||239||195|
|In need of protection||932||990|
|Not in need of protection||975||478|
|Children subject to a substantiation||1,697||1,325|
|Ongoing intervention (a)|
|Total children subject to ongoing intervention||1,580||2,048|
|Intervention with parental agreement||368||746|
|Child protection orders (CPO)||1,253||1,302|
|Children subject to protective orders (CPO and CAO)||1,262||1,314|
|Children living away from home||1,246||1,261|
|Percentage of Indigenous children placed with kinship or Indigenous carers||42.3%||47.7%|
|Approved carer families (b)||762||791|
- 1. The definitions used for each indicator are identified in the relevant tables under Our performance.
- (a) Figures are point in time, as at final day of reference period.
- (b) From 31 August 2009, enhancements to the Integrated Client Management System (ICMS) took place, including an audit and cleansing of carer records. This included closing down those records where a carer was no longer caring for a child, or the approval was no longer valid. As a result, carer families data reported for 30 September 2009 and onwards are not comparable to previous years.